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Yin has its roots in Taoist philosophy, from which yin-yang theory derives. It is a practice of deep physical stretching, meditation and introspection. The ‘Yin' principles of stillness, silence and passive stretching guide the body-mind back into a state of balance from the imbalances caused by our very active ‘Yang’-like pace of life.
The sequences of floor-based postures are held for a minimum of three minutes which creates the ideal conditions for the deep layers of fascia within the body to soften, creating more space in the body and encouraging greater freedom of movement outside of the practice. Whereas more traditional forms of yoga are strengthening the muscles, yin yoga has more of a strengthening affect on the joints of the body.
It is a safe, mindful practice that is deeply grounding, relaxing, releasing and balancing. It also encourages deeper self-awareness, allowing the practitioner to be guided by their own inner wisdom in their daily life.
Transformational Hatha is a powerful system of Yogic techniques that can help us centre and balance our lives in a way that keeps us naturally emotionally stable, balanced, happy and healthy.
This integral system of yoga was developed by Swami Vidyanand in order to activate the inner resources that allow the individual to live in a state of equilibrium which can lighten the pressures of contemporary living. The practice combines powerful techniques from Hatha, White Tantra, Raja, Bhakti, Mantra and Kundalini.
The key aspects of a Transformational Hatha class are:
Vinyasa yoga is designed to connect the breath with movement. This style of yoga keeps you flowing from asana to asana, linking each pose to an inhale and exhale. The steady cycle of breath provides you with a calming, mental focal point which combined with continual movement gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, creating increased strength and flexibility.
Nina's classes are mixed levels, so everybody is welcome. Modifications and adjustments can be made for beginners or for the more advanced yogi.
Hatha yoga can be described to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your skin, muscles, and bones. ... Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting opposites. In our physical bodies we develop a balance of strength and flexibility. It is accessible to anyone and is a good way to be aware of your body, to improve your range of movement and to accept one's limitations without judgement.
Philippe's aim is to demystify yoga; anyone can benefit from yoga if they practise safely and listen to their bodies. If you fancy joining a friendly class with a safe and informative practice, Philippe looks forward to meeting you in class.
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